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Tag: Subarnarekha

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Illegal sand mining swallowing riverside villages in Balasore

Balasore: Rampant sand mining on the banks of Subarnarekha, Budhabalanga and Sone rivers continues to erode land near several riverside villages in the district raising concerns among the local residents. Locals allege that sand mafia use pumps and other equipment to extract the minor minerals from the areas round the clock. They also blame the district administration for […]

Flood hits schools hard in Balasore

Balasore: The flood in Bhograi block of Balasore district has not only ruined the livelihood of people, but also paralysed study of students as most of the schools are marooned while some other completely submerged. The deluge has led to undeclared holidays for the students as well as teachers in many parts of the district. […]

Flood water to reach Mundali today; Water swells in major rivers

Cuttack: Following heavy rainfall in upstream Mahanadi, the first flood water of this year, released from Hirakud Dam on July 23, is likely to reach Mundali Barrage here today. The district administration has issued warning for not venturing into river water. On the other hand due to incessant rains in upstream of several rivers in […]

Flood alert issued for six districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Met department has forecast heavy rains due to low pressure over Bay of Bengal following which the Odisha government today directed six Collectors to remain alert for possible flash flood in some rivers. The Collectors of Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh have been alerted to face any possible eventuality, deputy relief commissioner […]

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Lovebirds jump into Subarnarekha: Boy’s body recovered

Balasore: The body of a youth, who had jumped into river Subarnarekha along with her girl friend on December 18, was recovered from the river today. After a thorough search, the family members of deceased Soumyaranjan Dhal and the locals recovered the dead body from the river. Notably, Soumyaranjan and his girlfriend Nilima Sethy of […]

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Lovebirds jump into swollen Subarnarekha; girl's body found

Balasore: The body of a young lady, who jumped into river Subarnarekha along with her boy friend yesterday, was found at Baliapal in the district today. The fire fighters traced the body of Nilima Sethy of Bishnupur while her partner Soumyaranjan Dhal’s whereabouts is yet to be ascertained. The fire brigade team has continued all […]

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Flood situation grim in Balasore

Balasore: With alarming rise in the water level of Subarnarekha and Jalaka rivers, flood situation in Balasore district in North Odisha has become grim. Reports said while the water level of Subararekha has crossed the danger mark at Rajghat, water level of Jalaka river has crossed the danger mark at Mathani this morning. Till reports […]

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Floodwater recedes, but 20 Balasore villages still marooned

Balasore: Though the floodwaters of Subarnarekha have started receding due to a fall in the water flow from the upper catchments, 20 villages spread over six panchayats in Balasore district still remain cut off from the mainland. Reports said while floodwaters have receded slightly in Baliapal and Bhogarai blocks, about 20 villages of Baliapal, Bishnupur, […]

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Surbarnarekha jumps danger level

Balasore: With the Galudih barrage in Jharkhand releasing flood water from the barrage, the Subranarekha river is flowing above the danger level creating panic for people of Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. According to sources, the water level of the river has crossed the danger mark of 10.36 metre at Rajghat in Balasore district. The release […]

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Subarnarekha in spate: High alert sounded in Mayurbhanj, Balasore

Bhubaneswar: With the water level of Subarnarekha river rising at an alarming rate, the Odisha government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. About 3 lakh cusec of water has been released from Jharkhand into river Subarnarekha, which is likely to reach Rajghat early tomorrow morning, Deputy Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra told […]

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